As fires peaked in Australia in January 2020, I wanted to use my creativity and illustration skills to raise money for families in need, firefighters and the wildlife. I created an Instagram campaign for my followers to DM me and let me know what they’d like illustrated. Together, we raised $850 in 24 hours with 49 orders.
When I announced I was raising money for Australia with illustrations, I really didn't expect the outpour of support and encouragement from people. The campaign really took off and I'm so grateful to everyone that contributed to the causes. This was my first time doing something like this and I definitely learned a lot! What I found so wonderful about the requests was that people really wanted to capture moments in time, whether it was pictures of them, their significant others or their cute pets, people cherished things that mattered most.